The most prolific roads for speeders in Britain have been revealed by brand new data. Speeding is the most common road offence committed on the roads and millions of drivers are guilty of it every year.
The internet danger of speeding are widely publicised and motorists are punished accordingly. Fines begin at £100 for drivers but can be as much as 175 per cent of your weekly wage depending on the severity.
New figures have been released which shows the cameras that are catching the most drivers.
The busiest speed cameras in operation are on Maybray King Way, Bitterne which caught a whopping 327 drivers a week.
It was triggered a whopping 51,049 time over 2015, 2016 and 2017. With the minimum fine being £100 this camera alone could mean fines total around £5million.
The next busiest cameras was the M62 westbound J20 and J19, Greater Manchester which was triggered 38,836 times over the same period of time.
The A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing, Essex, A217 Southend arterial road, Essex and A12 near Straford St Mary, Suffolk were all triggered over 36,000 times a piece.
Together the top 10 were all triggered 350,000 which means there could’ve been over £35 million in revenue.
The 10 UK speed cameras which have caught the most speeders
1. A3024 Maybray King Way, Southampton – 51,049
2. M62 westbound J20 and J19, Greater Manchester – 38,836
3. A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing, Essex – 38,729
4. A217 Southend arterial road, Essex – 37,950
5. A12 near Straford St Mary, Suffolk – 36,753
6. North Road, Cardiff, south Wales – 35,884
7. A1 Barrowby Thorns, Lincolnshire – 30,835
8. A45 Ryton Bridge flyover, near Coventry – 27,942
9. M11 near Luxborough Lane Road, Chigwell, Essex – 26,810
10. M4 Port Talbot, south Wales – 25,548
Hugh Bladon, a founder of the Alliance of British Drivers, said: “If a lot of people are being caught it may be that the speed limit on that road is ridiculously low.’
“The speed limit needs to be reassessed to see what the normal speed of the road is. The limit should be set at the speed that 85 per cent of drivers take the road at.
“It is not uncommon that limits are lowered due to an accident, but it doesn’t mean that the speed drivers are driving can be classed as unsafe.”
Local MP Royston Smith argued that raising the speed limit on the road would not reduce offences.
He said: “I think if you put the speed limit up, people will drive up to and break that new limit.”
AA president Edmund King said: “Our polls show that, over the last decade, more than 70 per cent drivers accept the use of cameras. Yet, obviously, they are not happy if they are caught or caught out.
“But a 30mph road generating the highest number of speed camera activations in England and Wales is astonishing.
“However, the Department for Transport acknowledges that speed limits should be evidence-led and it may be that the dualling of the A3024 at that point means many think it has a higher limit. It would be interesting to see how many offenders are new visitors to Southampton.
He added: “The other section of road that jumps out is the number of activations at the Dartford Crossing.
“With a major incident capable of jamming the road network across the south east of England, the number of speeders chancing their arm makes you sit up.
“There again, how many are drivers racing to get through the crossing before the Dart Charge comes into force daily?
“Perhaps if the toll was abolished, as it was supposed to be after the project was paid for, there would be fewer vehicles speeding.”